President Barack Obama said Monday that the country needs a “roads, railways and runways” program to fix the nation’s infrastructure, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The program would cost $50 billion, but Obama said the project would provide much-needed construction jobs for the American economy.
In a report issued, the administration said half of new jobs will be in construction.
The Senate, however, will not be discussing the bill any time soon, according to Don Stewart, spokesman for Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
“Because the November lame-duck session is all booked up, the very earliest the Senate could consider the president’s proposal now would be December,” he said.